Besides mental wellness, what else are we pursuing on our recovery journey? I believe one of the main and obvious answers is… happiness. Not until we are lost do we … Continue reading Hide and Seek and the Pursuit of Happiness
Writing is my greatest weapon to deal with the ups and downs of my mental illness. The writing projects that I am currently working on and this blog are so helpful.
The concept of forgiveness should not only extend to those around you, but also within you. Mind. Blown. This was an eye-opening concept when I truly thought about it, and the same reason I started with the idea of forgiving yourself as my first official post on my journey to happy.
My writer’s ink has literally dried up in the last few weeks. At first it was a “I’m too busy” thing, then it was a “people are helping me access … Continue reading A New Kind of Stigma
Feelings are like waves. You cannot stop them from coming, but you can decide which ones to surf. – Author Unknown When setting out on a path to find your … Continue reading Allow Yourself to Feel, Even if it’s Not Happy
I have been thinking a lot lately about the things that make me happy. I am such introvert. The only thing that makes me happy is sitting in a coffee … Continue reading What Makes The Bipolar Writer Happy?
“Surround yourself with the dreamers, and the doers, the believers, and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don’t … Continue reading Find Your Tribe
There are times I find that it’s hard for me to accept how things have turned out in life, being 27 and unable to work due to chronic illnesses such … Continue reading Retrospective
I am not looking forward to this article. Whoa –what?! Why wouldn’t I want to type about happy things? I’m the expert, dishing out advice. I should be ALL OVER this topic. I’m … Continue reading The Cure for Depression: Joy
Something I have learned over the course of the last 17 years in struggling with mental illness, is the application of the principle in the title: “less is more.” Learning … Continue reading Less is More
I have been talking to my husband in recent days about the struggles I am still having with depression. I confessed how I often feel bad that I haven’t done … Continue reading Maybe I Shouldn’t Care so Much
According to Google Dictionary, A game changer is defined as “an event, idea, or procedure that effects a significant shift in the current manner of doing or thinking about something.” … Continue reading Gratitude–a Game Changer